Buffalo, Sacrifice of The

Buffalo, Sacrifice Of The a sacred rite among the Malayan Mohammedans in the Strait of Malacca. After death the animal is flayed and divided into two parts. One half is distributed among the inhabitants of the mukim, or parish, which consists of thirty-four houses; the other half is divided among the officials of the mosque. On religious occasions buffaloes are always sacrificed 'on Friday, Monday, or Thursday. They are also sacrificed at weddings, births, and circumcisions of wealthy persons; at the Chukur-anak, or the ceremony of shaving the heads of children; and when going to war.

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